Sudden cardiac arrest care at Mayo Clinic

  • Multidisciplinary team. Mayo doctors trained in cardiovascular diseases (cardiologists) and cardiovascular surgery (cardiovascular surgeons), as well as doctors from other specialties, work closely together to evaluate and treat people who have experienced sudden cardiac arrest or who have other heart rhythm conditions.
  • Preventive care experience. Mayo Clinic doctors offer comprehensive heart health care, including treatment and strategies to help you protect your heart now and avoid future problems.
  • Care that revolves around you. A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures helps you and your doctors make the most of your time at the clinic. Mayo staff also runs all tests and labs at Mayo Clinic, which means tests taken in the morning can be reviewed the same afternoon. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.
  • Doctors take the time to listen closely. Mayo doctors get to know you and your concerns completely, and explain your options in plain language. Doctors work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Expertise and rankings

  • Diagnostic expertise. Mayo Clinic's large team of highly experienced heart rhythm doctors uses the most advanced diagnostic tests and technology to identify those at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Mayo Clinic staff in the Heart Rhythm Clinic evaluate and treat around 700 people who have experienced sudden cardiac arrest each year.
  • Research. Mayo physicians have made significant contributions to advancing surgical and genetic testing methods to diagnose and treat children and adults who have hereditary heart rhythm conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Doctors at Mayo Clinic actively conduct clinical trials to investigate the causes and conditions related to sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Comprehensive cardiovascular treatment and research. Doctors in Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Research Center are focused on developing cutting-edge diagnostic tests and innovative treatments for people with cardiovascular disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

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